21 August 2009

All (or nearly all) About Me

It's a little over due but I thought I would write a little about my self and what I would like this blog to be about.

First, the blog. This is my personal blog in reading this you will learn about me and my interests. It will be about more that just knitting, although that will be the main topic of discussion. I readily invite your comments and suggestions.

Now for a little bit about me...

I grew up in a military family (my dad was in the air force). I have four older brothers and a younger sister. We have a good time when we are together. I am single. I have no kids. Besides knitting, I enjoy doing family history (genealogy), scrap booking, reading, and being an aunt. I volunteer at our local family history center one night a week. AND my favorite person in the whole world is the little girl with red hair and freckles on her nose. Her name is Sadie.

I have opened a shop at named Knitting Bird. (See the side ad.) I sell my knitting in the shop. Most of the things that I sell are baby items such as booties, baby sweaters, baby hats and baby dresses. I do have some scarves and hats that will fit kids, teens and adults. Here’s a link:

My mother taught me how to knit and crochet when I was 11 or 12 years old. At first I latched onto crocheting, learning all the different techniques and stitches. Now I have become obsessed with knitting, I love it!! I come from a long line of knitters/crocheters, at least 3 generations on my mom’s side. My grandpa on my dad’s side learned to knit in his late 60’s while on an LDS mission to Iceland. He makes beautiful baby blankets for each of his great-grandchildren. I too love to make baby things. They work up fast and are so cute!! I have a couple patterns that my Grandma J. and mom made, a baby sweater and booties; I enjoy knowing I am making something they have made.

I love to watch TV while I’m knitting. I gravitate toward sci-fi shows like Doctor Who, Ghost Whisperer, Fringe and Stargate but I also like shows like Criminal Minds, Burn Notice, Monk, or Dancing with the Stars. I love to watch movies as well, but I never watch an R rated movie. Some of my favorite movies include: Harry Potter (all of them), Pride and Prejudice, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and almost anything with Carey Grant.

You can become a fan of my etsy shop on Facebook . Here's a link: Knitting Bird's Etsy Shop on Facebook